Genre: Death Metal
Country: U.S.A.
Label: 20 Buck Spin
Year: 2018

If we want history to be repeated, a label must play Roadrunner’s role, a studio obviously Morrisound’s role and a wide spread area to be baptized new Florida. This will set the stage perfectly to bring out mythical acts in the footsteps of Deicide, Death, Cannibal Corpse and Obituary. It is too early to make unequal parallels for 20 Buck Spin, Earhammer Studios and Oakland, California, and I am afraid so that the bearded German philosopher will once again be justified in finding that: ‘History repeats itself for the first time as a tragedy and second as a prank’. And if Gruesome’s approach has divided the genre’s fans into a love or hate situation, there are names that their works revive Death Metal – neither as a tragedy nor as a farce but as a triumph. In 2017 the LP ‘Extremely Fucking Dead’ offered us a grim first taste of pure rawness and at the same time fun death metal that combined a glorious past with a fresh look. Their debut full-length album is even more entertaining and more aggressive. “Coffin Birth” does not joke. The compositions may be catchy but not stingy in savagery. At the same time, they haven’t discovered fire or invented the wheel, but the clichés that inspired and borrowed,do not look as old as thehackneyed phrases I just wrote… With members who have proved themselves through Cretin, Agalloch, Repulsion, Vastum and Vhol, Aesop Dekker at the drums, and Marissa Martinez-Hoadley and Shelby Lermo on guitars and vocals, give a generous, easy-to-fly rhythm, with melodic passes full of tension and old-fashioned roar. 40 minutes of pure, simple and groovy Death Metal that has fully absorbed the influences of Bolt Thrower, Autopsy, Death (Incident Leprosy) and Incantation. The songs ‘Misbegotten Coffin Birth’, ‘Like Father Like Son’, ‘Occision’ and ‘For Want of a Nail’ stand out.

4,5/6